CONCLUDING Jan. 2, 2011
Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson (On Broadway at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre). Alex Timbers and Michael Friedman created the cheeky, emo rock musical that plays fast and loose with history as it charts the life and legacy of America's seventh president. Benjamin Walker stars as the skinny-jean-clad Andrew Jackson. Visit Telecharge.
Promises, Promises (On Broadway at the Broadway Theatre). Kristin Chenoweth and Sean Hayes star in the Tony-nominated Broadway revival of the groovy Neil Simon-Burt Bacharach-Hal David musical comedy about inter-office love affairs and an eager employee with an available apartment for clandestine meetings. Visit Telecharge.
Fela! (On Broadway at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre). Bill T. Jones conceived, directed, choreographed and co-authored the book to the Tony Award-winning biographical musical about Nigerian musician Fela Anikulapo Kuti. It uses the iconic figure's music to tell his life story. Visit Telecharge.
West Side Story (On Broadway at the Palace Theatre). The Tony Award-nominated revival of the classic musical by Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim and Arthur Laurents ends its two-year run. Laurents himself staged the revival that incorporated Spanish into the text. Visit Ticketmaster.
Elf: The Musical (On Broadway at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre). Sebastian Arcelus stars as the misfit toymaker in the stage musical adapted from the 2003 film of the same title. The show has a book by Tony Award winners Bob Martin and Thomas Meehan and a score by Matthew Sklar and Chad Beguelin. Visit Telecharge.
The Pee-Wee Herman Show (On Broadway at the Sondheim Theatre). Kids of all ages are reunited with the beloved Saturday morning television figure played by Paul Reubens. Pee-Wee's pals Miss Yvonne, Cowboy Curtiss, Chairry, Ptery, Conky and Jambi all carouse around Pee-Wee's Playhouse in the romp. Visit Telecharge.
Brief Encounter (On Broadway at Studio 54). Britain's Kneehigh Theatre immerses audiences in a multimedia production of Noël Coward's tale of a budding love affair, inspired by the film of the same name. Puppets, film, dance, music, circus effects and actors doubling as musicians are all part of the wild, romantic ride. Visit RoundaboutTheatre.
Haunted (Off-Broadway 59E59 Theaters). Two-time Academy Award nominee Brenda Blethyn stars in the U.S. premiere of Irish-born novelist Edna O'Brien's play about a married man who becomes infatuated with a young woman and declares that his wife is dead. Visit 59E59.org.
Wintuk (at the Theater at Madison Square Garden). Cirque du Soleil's winter-themed holiday show about a boy’s quest for snow ends its final season in New York City. Visit Ticketmaster.